Mmegi Online :: Inaugural Chinese golf tourney a success
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Friday 19 October 2018, 15:27 pm.
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Inaugural Chinese golf tourney a success

The Botswana Huaren (Chinese) Golf Association (BHGA) held a successful inaugural golf day at the Phakalane golf course over the weekend. The ZimBots team, comprising local and Zimbabwean players resident in Botswana, emerged winners of the 18-hole event with 43 points.
By Staff Writer Sun 21 Oct 2018, 09:15 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Inaugural Chinese golf tourney a success








The team played well on a perfect sunny day and the golfers excelled from hole one. Rodney Butau from the ZimBots team was crowned individual champion, with Tim Calvert and G. Melagan coming second and third respectively.  ZimBots chairman, Paul Chitate said it was motivating for them to win the tournament. "We are very happy. This is the first time we entered a tournament of this kind and winning it really motivates us to work even harder," an overjoyed Chitate said.

The champion, Butau, said his best is yet to come. "This is all a result of hard work and practice, and I am very grateful to my team mates." Meempat Shankar and Usha Singhal played the closest shots to the pin at the third and 17th holes respectively while Graeme

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Cloete at hole 15 had the longest drive of the day.

BHGA chairperson, Lin Bing said the golf day was a success. BHGA secretary general Zhou Wei applauded companies and associations for making the event possible. "I would like to thank our sponsors for this event.

The response has been overwhelming and I thank you and urge you to keep on supporting us," Wei said. "The idea of the golf day is a first in our community, and it is wonderful. We were able to make friends, have a better understanding among our communities and businesses have been enhanced," he said.

Phakalane Golf Resort chairperson, Lesang Magang said such events are necessary to bridge the gap between understanding of the Orient (The Eastern Hemisphere of the World)  and Botswana as a country.

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